In the United States, approximately two million people each year enter postsecondary education for the first time. Eight years later, one-third of those who started have not earned any formal credential and are no longer enrolled.1 While it is true that more people have been going to college than ever before, the college completion rate hasn’t changed much. Because of this, we expect the number of people who start—but don’t finish—college to grow as well.

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